Chapter 1164: Meeting Again
The one who could cause Xiao Yan to reveal such an expression was naturally the young sect leader of the Profound Xuan Sect, Chen Xian. Xiao Yan and him had not appeared in the same place, but it was unexpected that they would meet outside this Ten thousand Medicinal Mountain Range.
There were two elders behind Chen Xian. Xiao Yan was not unfamiliar with these two people. They were the guards of Chen Xian that Xiao Yan had met at the alchemist trade fair.
"These two old fellows are also alchemists. No wonder Chen Xian was not afraid. He already had some helpers in the Pill Realm…" Xiao Yan knit his brows as he studied the two old men. The strength of those two was much greater than Huang Yi. It was likely that they were nine star Dou Zongs. They were going to be somewhat troublesome to deal with.
By using them, it was possible to see Chen Xian's position in the Profound Xuan Sect. He even two nine star Dou Zongs guarding him even after entering the Pill Realm. Clearly, the Profound Xuan Sect valued him. Part of the reason for this might perhaps be because he was the junior sect leader. However, if he were useless, it was likely that he would not receive such treatment even with his status.
While Xiao Yan pondering his status, Chen Xian's group swiftly rushed over. He slowly landed on the hill in front of many gazes.
Chen Xian swept his eyes around after landing. After which, they paused on Xiao Yan, a short distance away. He was a little startled. Immediately, his face, usually filled with a feminine aura, revealed a dense smile.
"Xiao Yan, looks like your luck is quite bad…"
Chen Xian's finger pressed against his metal fan. That fan emitted a 'bam' sound as it was opened. After which, he slowly walked toward Xiao Yan as he spoke with a smile.
Xiao Yan's eyes were calm as he looked at the sinister smile of Chen Xian. After which, he glanced at the two old men who were following close behind. He smiled faint and asked, "Is this your support?"
"Do you think it is insufficient?" Chen Xian gently flapped the purple-colored metal fan in his hand and softly laughed.
Xiao Yan slowly nodded.
"But I think that it is already sufficient." Chen Xian's expression suddenly turned cold. Ferocious smiles flashed across the face of the two old men behind him. They took a step forward and two majestic auras swept out.
The unexpected change attracted the attention of everyone on the hill. However, no one stepped forward to lend a hand. Instead, everyone withdrew into the distance, afraid they would be drawn in. It was not rare for people to take revenge within the Pill Realm. Hence, no one felt surprised.
A chill flashed across Xiao Yan's eyes as he glanced at the two old men with ferocious smiles. These two people were indeed quite strong. However, Chen Xian was a little too naive in thinking that these two could take Xiao Yan down.
Chen Xian waved the fan in his hand and suddenly pointed it at Xiao Yan. He let out a savage cry as he commanded them.
The two elders immediately acknowledged Chen Xian's orders. Powerful Dou Qi surged out of their bodies. The massive pressure caused some of the weaker people around to feel somewhat suppressed.
Xiao Yan narrowed his eyes. His arms were slowly extended from his sleeves. A jade-green flame shuffled around his fingers like spirits.
"Ke ke, so it's brother Chen Xian."
Just when both parties were in a swords-drawn atmosphere, a laugh suddenly broke it. Everyone immediately saw Song Qing and Cao Ying slowly step forward.
Chen Xian also smiled when he saw Song Qing. Clearly, the two were acquainted with each other. He immediately cupped his hands together and said, "It is unexpected that I am able to meet brother Song here."
Song Qing smiled. His eyes turned to Xiao Yan by the side. It seemed that there was a conflict between Chen Xian and Xiao Yan.
"Is there so enmity between the two of you?" Cao Ying looked at Xiao Yan with some interest. After which, she looked at Chen Xian and asked with a sweet smile.
"I have a grudge with this person…" Chen Xian did not dare to slight Cao Ying. Her position in the Pill Tower was something that was far from what he, the junior sect leader of the Profound Xuan Sect, could compare with.
"Tsk tsk, why is it that you form enemies all over the place?" A teasing expression flashed across Cao Ying's attractive face as she walked toward Xiao Yan and laughed.
"They are but a bunch of clowns jumping up and down." Xiao Yan laughed and casually replied.
"What did you say?" Chen Xian's expression turned cold upon hearing his words. He did not expect Xiao Yan would dare to provoke him in such a situation.
Cao Ying's pretty eyes gently swept over Chen Xian and the two old men beside him. She immediately waved her hand and said, "Since all of you have come here, it is likely that you have come because of the task items in the Ten Thousand Medicinal Mountain Range. This place in not nice. Even though your ability is quite great, it would be impossible for you to snatch something from the hands of an elite Dou Zun. Therefore, I suggest that all of you should temporarily put aside your grudge, join hands, and talk about this after resolving the issue of this Ten Thousand Medicinal Mountain Range. What do you say?"
"Ke ke, Ying-er is right. Currently, it is not wise to fight internally. Otherwise, everyone will not be able to obtain their tasked items. At that time, we will lose our qualification to participate in the competition." Song Qing smiled in agreement at this moment. Although he also hated Xiao Yan, he was naturally unable to just stand idly by the side since Cao Ying had opened her mouth.
Chen Xian knit his eyebrows slightly upon hearing this. However, he could not disregard this suggestion of Cao Ying and Song Qing. He hesitated for a moment before ruthlessly glaring at Xiao Yan. He coldly said, "This time around, I shall let you off on account of Miss Cao Ying. However, you should pray for yourself once we leave this Ten Thousand Medicinal Mountain Range!"
Xiao Yan carelessly glanced at Chen Xian, but was too lazy to bother with him. Although it would be a little annoying to kill Chen Xian, who possessed the protection of two nine star Dou Zongs, it was not an impossible task.
"Ke ke, brother Chen Xian is really magnanimous." Song Qing smiled upon hearing his words. After which, he turned his eyes to Xiao Yan and smiled. "Currently, we also require some help. Since we are acquainted, you should follow us. When we defeat the fierce beast, you will be able to gain something."
The corner of Xiao Yan's mouth was involuntarily lifted until a line of faint ridicule appeared upon hearing Song Qing's words. He wanted to find a free fighter, yet he was still saying such righteous words. This fellow was indeed not a good person.
"Forget it. I am not used to cooperating with strangers…" This Song Qing and Chen Xian were clearly one of a kind. Xiao Yan could not be bothered to waste his breath on them. He randomly waved his hand. After which, he turned around and descended the slope.
Song Qing was startled when Xiao Yan rejected him. His face immediately alternated between green and white. It was unexpected that Xiao Yan did not give him any face.
"Xiao Yan, I am doing this for your own good! Do you think that you can kill that fierce beast all by yourself?"
Song Qing involuntarily cried out in a deep voice when he saw Xiao Yan turn around and leave.
Cao Ying by the side was also surprised by Xiao Yan's decision. Her eyebrows became vertical. This fellow seemed to be very different from an ordinary person. Although Song Qing's words might be awful, was this fellow not aware of the current situation?
"Hee hee, brother Song, I have already said that there is no need to give such person any face. You are thinking for him, but he does not appreciate it. From what I see, we should attack and finish this fellow off. It will save you trouble later." A sinister expression flashed across Chen Xian's face as he coldly laughed.
A vicious expression flashed across Song Qing's face when he heard Chen Xian's words. Xiao Yan had not given him any face in front Cao Ying. This caused him to be quite displeased.
"Why don't…" Chen Xian appeared to be aware of what Song Qing was currently thinking in his heart. He stepped forward without leaving a trace, and his hand gently cut through the air in front of him.
Seeing this, Song Qing's eyes turned cold. He looked at Xiao Yan's back before nodding gently.
The sinister expression appeared clearer on Chen Xian's face when he saw Song Qing nodding his head. He turned his head and raised his chin at the two elders beside him.
The two elders also nodded with sinister expressions upon seeing Chen Xian's action. Their feet immediately pressed against the ground. After which, their bodies turned into two blurry human figures as they carried two sharp gusts of wind and rushed toward Xiao Yan's back with lightning-like speed.
"Brat, do you simply want to leave after having offended the junior sect leader?"
The sudden attack of the two old man had exceeded many people's expectations. By the time they heard the cold cry beside their ears, they were shocked to realize that the two of them had already appeared behind Xiao Yan. The sharp winds in their hands were like sharp blades as they ruthlessly hacked down on Xiao Yan's neck.
A ferocious expression flashed across the eyes of the two old men as they stared at Xiao Yan at close proximity. The wind in their hands erupted and heavily landed on the back of Xiao Yan's head.
The expected fresh blood did not appear when the hand-knives landed. The hands of those two penetrated through Xiao Yan's body. At the same time, Xiao Yan's back slowly faded.
The expressions of the two old men changed immediately upon seeing this. The wind from their fists shook and shattered the afterimage. A hurried cry was immediately emitted from their throats, "Junior sect leader, be careful!"
Chen Xian's and Song Qing's faces changed when they heard the hurried cries of those two elders, especially Chen Xian's. His strength was not weak, and he understood that the two Elders had failed when he heard their words.
"This brat is really cunning…"
Chen Xian's feet stomped on the ground as this thought flashed across his heart. After which, his body shot backwards.
However, the space behind him suddenly distorted as his figure moved backwards. A blurry figure appeared from that distortion. A jade-green flame was wrapped around that figure's fist. It tore through the sky like lightning, violently growing closer to Chen Xian's back.
The sharp, hot wind that had suddenly appeared behind Chen Xian's back caused his heart to feel a chill. He forcefully turned his body, and the metal fan emitted a 'bam' sound as it was swept in front of him.
The fire fist suddenly arrived and heavily landed on the metal fan. Immediately, a clear, metallic sound was erupted from it.
The force from the punch was blocked by the strange material of the metal fan, but Xiao Yan's fist suddenly changed to a palm as a surging hidden force erupted at this moment!
The hidden force penetrated the metal fan before violently striking Chen Xian's chest. His body shot backwards, rubbing across the ground and forming an extremely deep gully.
Chen Xian stabilized his body with much difficulty. His expression was pale as a mouthful of bright-red fresh blood was spat out. He quickly raised his head and looked at the spot where he had been standing earlier with shocked eyes. A skinny figure slowly appeared at that spot.
Chapter 1165: Attack
This unexpected change left everyone on the hill stunned. They watched Chen Xian be forced back and vomit blood in the blink of an eye. After which, they looked at the figure that was slowly appearing. In an instant, a chill surged within the hearts of quite a number of people. They quietly withdrew further away.
No one had expected Xiao Yan to not run as quickly as possible in the face of this powerful lineup of Chen Xian. He had instead dared to put up a feint, dodge the two elders, and attack Chen Xian. Everyone had clearly witnessed the situation earlier. If Chen Xian's reaction had been a little slower, it was likely that he would have been killed by Xiao Yan.
Some surprise surged onto the face of Song Qing a short distance away. His understanding of Xiao Yan was limited to some rumors. Moreover, the thing that he had heard most about was the five great clan test in Holy Pill City. Although Xiao Yan's performance during the test was quite good, it was not enough to make him feel any shock. Moreover, Xiao Yan's strength was merely around that of a four star Dou Zong. Chen Xian's strength was of a similar level. However, Song Qing had not expected Chen Xian to be defeated in just one exchange.
Cao Ying's pretty eyes contained a strange glint as she stared at Xiao Yan. She had not expected him to be capable of fighting even along with his powerful Spiritual Strength. No wonder he challenged the Ice River Valley back then…
She, too, did not really like Chen Xian. She was also aware that Song Qing's words would have the opposite effect on Xiao Yan. Although she did not have a close relationship with Xiao Yan, she was aware that the pride his heart would not lose to hers. Xiao Yan would definitely ignore his charity tone. Moreover, the strength that he had displayed allowed him to ignore it.
"Brat, you are seeking death!"
The two elders finally recovered after Chen Xian had been hit so hard by Xiao Yan that he spit out blood and flew backwards. They cried out furiously as their bodies moved. After which, they appeared behind Chen Xian. Both of them extended their hands and forcefully received Chen Xian.
"Kill this bastard. I want him to suffer a fate worse than death!"
Chen Xian's feminine face was covered in a ferocious look after having been received by the two of them. That palm from Xiao Yan had really caused him to lose all of his face, causing him to crazily roar out a command.
The two elders looked at each other when they heard his command. However, only one of them stepped forward. The frightening speed which Xiao Yan had displayed earlier caused even the two of them to be afraid. If Xiao Yan were to slip away again, it was likely that Chen Xian would find it hard to stay alive. At that time, the two of them would suffer an extremely harsh punishment from the sect. A punishment worse than death.
"This brat is not an ordinary person. Although the strength on his surface is only that of a four star Dou Zong, he is extremely troublesome to deal with. Ugh…"
The old man, who had slowly stepped forward, glanced at Xiao Yan a short distance away. He sighed again in his heart, feeling somewhat regretful. After all, if anything happened to Chen Xian, then…
"You have offended the junior sect leader. This is equivalent to having offended the Profound Xuan Sect…" The old man's expression was dark as he stared at Xiao Yan and spoke in a solemn voice.
"It is better for you to say these words to your junior sect leader. All this while, it is he who has been offending people…" Xiao Yan smiled and replied in a faint voice.
The old man was dull, and he felt speechless. Xiao Yan's words were full of truth. Xiao Yan and Chen Xian did not have a major conflict. However, Chen Xian had quietly stabbed at Xiao Yan due to some displeasure in his heart.
Although he was speechless, he could only shake his head due to his identity. He slowly stepped forward. A majestic Dou Qi surged from his body in all directions. The powerful energy caused the faces of quite a number of people on the hill to reveal some discomfort
"With just you alone, you will not be able to stop me…" Xiao Yan gently raised his eyes as he looked at the old man, who acted like he was facing a great enemy. Xiao Yan subsequently glanced at the ferocious face of Chen Xian in a careless manner.
The old man was unable to deny Xiao Yan's words. He understood Xiao Yan's frightening speed from earlier. Even though the strength of the two of them far exceeded Xiao Yan's strength, they were far inferior when it came to speed alone.
"Elder Bai, why aren't you killing this bastard?"
Chen Xian, who was a short distance away, cried out in ferocious tone of voice while the old man was hesitating. His hatred for Xiao Yan could already be described as monstrous.
The old man could only softly sigh upon hearing Chen Xian's cry. He clenched his hand and a large five-foot-long blade appeared. Immediately, the edge of the blade was pointed at Xiao Yan. His toes pressed on the ground, and his body appeared just like a bird as he pounced toward Xiao Yan like lightning. The large blade in his hand appeared to possess a mountain-splitting strength as it tore through the air. A ten-foot-large blade glow was formed on the tip of the blade. After which, the man ruthlessly hacked it downwards!
Xiao Yan's expression did not change as he watched the old man's sharp attack. A silver glow flashed under his feet, and his body shook. After which, he disappeared in a strange manner as a thunderous roar appeared.
The enormous blade cut through the air and arrived. It ruthlessly smashed against the empty ground, causing the entire hill to shake. A large crevice spread from the point where the blade landed on the ground. It extended to the middle part of the hill. Only then did it slowly come to a stop.
Everyone gently inhaled a breath of cool air when they witnessed the powerful destructive force of the old man. They hurriedly withdrew even further. It was very easy for them to be implicated in a battle at this level.
The old man knit his brows after his blade missed. Xiao Yan's speed really left him with a great headache. His eyes swiftly looked to where Chen Xian was, but he did not see any activity there.
The old man's stern eyes swept around as a chill flashed across his eyes. The large blade in his hand suddenly and ruthlessly hacked at the space on his left.
An enormous, black ruler suddenly appeared when the blade cut through the space, blocking it in the process. Xiao Yan's figure was revealed at the same time.
Xiao Yan flicked his wrist and the heavy ruler trickily avoided the cold, large blade. His body rotated a little and the heavy ruler in his hand was swung by him. The heavy ruler carried an unusually powerful, hot wind as it swung toward the old man's head.
The old man merely let out a cold snort when he saw Xiao Yan's attack. What he found troublesome to deal with was Xiao Yan's speed. If it was a head-on clash, he was confident he could crush all the Dou Qi in Xiao Yan's body within ten exchanges. The strength of a nine star Dou Zong was five stars stronger than Xiao Yan regardless of how one put it. It was not so easy to narrow that gap.
The old man swung the hilt of his blade sideways and the Dou Qi within his body surged out at this moment. After which, it agglomerated on the large blade. A bright and powerful glow materialized on the blade until it appeared like a divine item. Sharp, cold Qi shot in all directions, causing some distortions to appear.
The heavy ruler whistled down. However, just when it was about to collide with the large blade, it suddenly paused in a strange manner. At this instant, Xiao Yan's other hand swiftly formed a series of dazzling seals.
"Skyfire Three Mysterious Change. First Change!"
Xiao Yan coldly cried out in his heart. The surging Dou Qi within his body immediately soared. With Xiao Yan's current understanding of the Skyfire Three Mysterious Change, he had basically reached a stage where he could use it as he desired. The surge of his Dou Qi was silent. It was undoubtedly much stronger when compared to before too.
The soaring of the Dou Qi within Xiao Yan's body also caused his aura to rise at this moment. The strength contained in the heavy ruler also swiftly rose as well. Finally, it violently collided with the bright, large blade in front of the stunned eyes of the old man.
An earth-shaking sound resonated over the hill. Immediately, a frightening wind swept out in a circular shape whistling like a storm with the two of them being the focal point. It forced all of the surrounding people to move back in a miserable manner.
A slight sound suddenly appeared within the storm. The expression of the old man drastically changed at this moment. His narrowed eyes had caught a slight crack as it suddenly appeared on the large blade…
"How did this brat's strength soar so quickly?"
The expression of the old man had become much uglier when he sensed the pressure that was being transmitted to his hand. Did this brat try to act weak to eat the strong right from the start?
While this thought was lingering in the old man's heart, the strength being transmitted from the heavy ruler suddenly erupted once again. Under this terrifying wind, even he was shaken to the point where his feet had to step back…
Xiao Yan's face suddenly turned dark and cold after having forced back this old man with the surname Bai. He did not hesitate as his toes pressed against the ground. After which, he turned into a wild storm that swept toward Chen Xian a short distance away!
"You are seeking death!"
Upon seeing that Xiao Yan dared to charge over, the other Elder, who was protecting Chen Xian, revealed a sunken expression as he let out a furious cry.
However, his cry had just sounded when a silver-colored human figure appeared in front of him before he could stop Xiao Yan from charging over. This figure was like a human-shaped tank as it charged at the Elder, bringing along an extremely fierce wind.
The silver-colored human figure that suddenly appeared surprised this Elder of the Profound Xuan Sect. He could sense that the silver-colored figure was not much weaker than him!
While he was surprised, the silver-colored figure reached him. Its metal fist was swung, creating a hurricane that pestered this Elder of the Profound Xuan Sect.
Chen Xian's ferocious face had finally changed a little after seeing this Elder be held back. His feet pressed on the ground, and his body moved back. He was aware that Xiao Yan was targeting him!
Although Chen Xian had a good awareness of the situation, how could his speed compare to Xiao Yan? Moreover, Xiao Yan had even used the first change of the Skyfire Three Mysterious Change…
Hence, after Chen Xian had just taken his second step, the space in front of him suddenly distorted. Immediately, a figure slowly appeared in front of him. The figure's young face was currently covered in a killing intent that caused his entire body to feel a chill.
"Do you think that I can't kill you just because there's someone protecting you?"
Chapter 1166: To Kill
The expression on Chen Xian's face drastically changed upon hearing Xiao Yan's dense words filled with killing intent. He did not hesitate even a little as the Dou Qi within his body erupted in all directions at this moment. After which, all of it agglomerated on his right palm.
The rich, fiery-red Dou Qi gathered on Chen Xian's right hand, causing his entire arm look like a burning-red charcoal. A frightening fire-red Dou Qi was swiftly gathered on his palm, appearing just like an unusually sharp fire blade!
"Mysterious Fire Blade!"
A ferociousness had also surged up Chen Xian's face at this moment. His hand trembled, and it formed into the shape of a blade. After which, it was ruthlessly hacked at Xiao Yan's head!
With the wave of his hand, the fire knife formed by hot, fire-red Dou Qi also moved. At the same time, a searing hot, sharp wind tore a dark-black crack in space itself.
No matter what the case was, Chen Xian was also an expert with a strength that was similar to Xiao Yan. This attack had been unleashed during his all out retaliation was quite powerful.
The cold expression on Xiao Yan's face became even denser in the face of Chen Xian's fierce and violent retaliation. Xiao Yan's hand curled into a claw shape as a jade-green flame surged out. It immediately transformed into a flame glove that wrapped around Xiao Yan's hands.
Not the slightest ripple appeared on Xiao Yan's face after the flame agglomerated into a fire glove. After which, he ruthlessly threw a punch. This punch heavily collided with the fire blade of Chen Xian in front of numerous gazes.
The fist and palm collided as a high temperature wind swept away at this moment. Some of the large rocks started to crack, and some even exploded into a countless number of stone fragments with a bang…
The collision of the fist and palm caused Chen Xian's expression to swiftly pale. On the other hand, Xiao Yan's expression remained the same. It did not change even a little while dealing with Chen Xian's fierce retaliation.
The sharp wind on the fire blade swiftly weakened after making contact with the Glazed Lotus Heart Flame. A moment later, it showed signs of crumbling. A chill flashed across Xiao Yan's dark-black eyes at this moment. At the same time, a cold cry exploded from the tip of his tongue like thunder across the clear sky.
This cry spread out like a wave. Along with this cry came a majestic force that caused Chen Xian's expression to fill with horror!
A terrifying force surged out of Xiao Yan's palm like floodwater. The defenses of the Dou Qi within Chen Xian's body fell apart under this force. A mouthful of fresh blood was spat out from his mouth with a 'grug' sound.
A clear bone-crushing sound immediately erupted from Chen Xian's right hand when the fresh blood shot out. His body flew backwards and heavily smashed into an enormous mountain rock, shaking the rock until numerous tiny cracks formed. A moment later, a crack sound finally rang out and the enormous rock was blasted apart. Its interior was shattered into dust by the hidden force.
Chen Xian's body collapsed into the dust of the giant rock. His body continued to twitch. Clearly, Xiao Yan's attack had seriously injured him!
Xiao Yan, who had used the first change of the Skyfire Three Mysterious Change, could fight with a seven or even eight star elite Dou Zong. However, it would be a little bit of a stretch for him to deal with a nine star Dou Zong. The reason the old man with the surname Bai had been forced back by Xiao Yan with one strike was mostly due to Xiao Yan's own strength. After that exchange earlier, Xiao Yan was aware that the old man with the surname Bai had just advanced to the ninth star. Otherwise, it would have been impossible for him to have been forced back with just one ruler strike.
Even though Xiao Yan had used the first change of the Skyfire Three Mysterious Change, it would still be impossible for him to injure a nine star Dou Zong. Unfortunately, Chen Xian had not reached this level. The strength he was proud of was not even worth mentioning in Xiao Yan's eyes!
Numerous gazes on the hill looked at Chen Xian, who appeared extremely miserable after having collapsed in the pile of dust. All of them quietly swallowed a mouthful of saliva. Their gazes turned to Xiao Yan with additional fear. The vicious attacks of Xiao Yan terrifird them.
Song Qing and Cao Ying's gazes also paused on the miserable-looking Chen Xian. The expressions of the two were different. The expression of Song Qing was gloomy. He had a slight friendship with Chen Xian. Xiao Yan's public treatment of Chen Xian had naturally caused his face to appear a little ugly. That witch, Cao Ying, on the other hand, seemed to be very interested in this kind of fight between men. Her enchanting eyes leaped with excitement. From the looks of it, she seemed to want the two of them to charge forward and fight to the death.
"Brat, you have gone overboard!"
At this moment, that old man with the surname Bai, who had been shaken by Xiao Yan until his aura had become sluggish, finally recovered his strength. He looked at the seriously injured Chen Xian, and his expression changed. With a furious roar, his body transformed into lightning as he rushed toward Xiao Yan with a sharp wind full of killing intent.
Xiao Yan slightly knit his brows when he saw that old man with the surname Bai attack. He glanced at Chen Xian, who was staring at him with vicious eyes from the pile of dust. Immediately, Xiao Yan let out a cold smile. His body moved, and he once again rushed toward Chen Xian. From the looks of it, he seemed to be planning on giving the seriously injured Chen Xian the final blow!
Xiao Yan's body had just moved when quite a number of people detected his intention. Quite a number of people's expectations changed. They had not expected Xiao Yan to attempt to kill the junior sect leader of the Profound Xuan Sect in this place!
"Brat, you dare!"
Xiao Yan's actions were also discovered by that old man with the surname Bai, and he gave chase.
Xiao Yan acted as though he did not hear the howl. He already intended to kill Chen Xian. This person would take revenge for all grievances. Back then, they merely had a small conflict at the alchemist trade fair, but this person had gone and investigated Xiao Yan. After which, he had sold this information to the members of the Hall of Souls, resulting in Xiao Yan nearly being killed!
If Xuan Kong Zi had not suddenly intervened that night, it was likely that Xiao Yan would have had no other choice but to use the Extermination Fire Lotus. The elite Dou Zun experts were still extremely powerful existences to the current him!
Before he refined the third type of Heavenly Flame, Xiao Yan understood that he did not have many fighting techniques he could usr against an elite Dou Zun. After all, the gap in strength between the classes was really too great…
Chen Xian had caused Xiao Yan to nearly lose his life. This matter was naturally not something that Xiao Yan could simply let go with a smile. From a certain point of view, Xiao Yan was a person who would take revenge for all grievances he had suffered.
Any favor must be returned, and any animosity must be repaid!
The viciousness in Chen Xian's eyes was immediately replaced by panic when he saw Xiao Yan rushing at him with killing intent. With his current condition, he would not even be able to last one exchange against Xiao Yan. The current Xiao Yan only needed to gently move his finger and it would be enough to cause him, the junior sect leader of the Profound Xuan Sect, to lose his life here!
"Xiao Yan, if you dare kill me, the Profound Xuan Sect will definitely not let you off!"
Chen Xian was not bothered much by this critical life and death moment as his voice sharply cried out.
Xiao Yan completely ignored his sharp cry. He would never naively think that Chen Xian would be grateful to him if he let Chen Xian off now. If one were to let a vicious wolf off, it would still find opportunities to bite back at oneself. Xiao Yan had seen quite a lot through his years of experience. He would naturally not hold back at this moment.
Chen Xian's face instantly became much paler when he saw Xiao Yan ignore his threat. Regret finally surged into his heart at this moment… if he knew that this fellow was so ruthless, he would not have offended him back then…
Regret was useless at this moment because Xiao Yan, who was accompanied by a murderous aura, flashed and appeared above Chen Xian's head at this moment. His dark-black eyes revealed traces of dense chill that caused one to feel cold. The large, black ruler in his hand was being wrapped by a hot flame. Space itself became distorted wherever the black ruler passed…
"When you are reincarnated in your next life, you should think about the consequences of any evil thoughts!"
A ferocious expression flashed across the corner of Xiao Yan's mouth as he looked at the terror on Chen Xian's face. The heavy ruler in his hand did not hesitate as it carried the deafening sound of rushing wind and violently smashed toward Chen Xian's head with a bang.
Xiao Yan's attack was completely merciless. Clearly, he intended to take Chen Xian's life with this ruler strike.
Chen Xian looked at the jade-green fire ruler that was magnifying within his eyes. His face was already without color.
A cry suddenly exploded beside Xiao Yan's ear like thunder while the heavy ruler was swung.
Xiao Yan knit his eyebrows upon hearing this cry. However, he continued to ignore it. Instead, the speed his Heavy Ruler fell increased!
"Mysterious Mud Fire Shield!"
The person who had cried out earlier also appeared to be aware that words were useless against Xiao Yan. Hence, he could not resist intervening after yelling out.
The ground in front of Chen Xian suddenly trembled at this moment. Immediately, a 'bang' sounded and the soil surged out like water in a flood. The surprising thing was that the soil was mixed with a deep-yellow flame.
The soil surged and immediately formed an extremely tough shield in front of Chen Xian. A strange, deep-yellow flame lingered on the shield.
The soil shield had just been formed when the heavy ruler suddenly fell. It heavily landed on the shield. A low, deep explosion suddenly sounded!
One could see the soil shield violently shake when the heavy ruler fell. Sand shot out in all directions. However, this soil shield had slowed Xiao Yan's attack.
Xiao Yan's expression slightly sank as he sensed the slight sluggishness of his heavy ruler when it penetrated the soil shield. He knew that whoever had intervened was not intending to block his attack, but had been planning to buy some precious time for that old man with the surname Bai!
It was just as Xiao Yan had expected. While his ruler was slowing, a majestic Dou Qi rushed behind him in an instant. Moreover, it was aimed at the back of his heart. Clearly, if he really insisted on killing Chen Xian, the person behind him definitely take his life!
Xiao Yan narrowed his eyes at this split second. His falling ruler suddenly shook. A hidden force suddenly penetrated the soil shield and heavily struck Chen Xian's lower abdomen!
The body of Chen Xian stiffened when this hidden force struck his lower abdomen…
Chapter 1167: Departure
Xiao Yan did not have the time to check if the hidden force had caused Chen Xian. The heavy ruler in his hand reflexively swung backwards in a violent manner. It immediately collided with the vast, mighty palm wind of the old man Bai, who was furiously pouncing over.
The heavy ruler collided with the palm wind, and a muffled sound immediately appeared. The fierce wind swept apart like a storm. Xiao Yan's toes pressed against empty air as his body swiftly withdrew. At the same time, his feet took a couple of continuous steps through the air. Each time his foot landed, space itself would tremble. This continued for a couple of steps before Xiao Yan forcefully stabilized his body. This furious attack by the old man with the surname Bai was powerful. If this attack had landed on Xiao Yan's defenseless back, it probably would have gave him a serious injury.
Xiao Yan's feet stepped on empty air before he stabilized his body. His eyes was clearly a little gloomy as they landed on Song Qing because the person who had suddenly stopped Xiao Yan from killing Chen Xian was him.
Song Qing did not show much fear when he saw Xiao Yan's dark, solemn eyes looking over. With his position in the Pill Tower, there was no need for him to be afraid of Xiao Yan. He immediately said in a deep voice, "Xiao Yan, brother Chen has currently joined this temporary alliance of ours. You should not attempt to kill him. Currently, everyone's strength is the capital for us to defeat the fierce beast in the Ten Thousand Medicinal Mountain Range. Is this action of yours an attempt to stop us from passing this selection?"
This Song Qing was quite a vicious person. His words had already placed Xiao Yan in a position that opposed the many alchemists present. However, how great of an effect his words could achieve was unknown.
"Based on what you have said, only he is allowed to kill me?" Xiao Yan laughed upon hearing this.
Song Qing slightly knit his brows and said with a faint voice, "Brother Song is merely getting someone to capture you. Isn't the fact that you are still fine prove my point?"
"Your ability to alter the truth is indeed a talent. Chen Xian personally said that he wants me to suffer a fate worse than death. Don't tell me that those present did not hear his words?" Xiao Yan smiled. He glanced at Song Qing and lazily said, "You should also forget about saying all this nonsense. The people here are not fools. No one will be listen to your words. If you are really displeased, you can just attack. I will receive you."
Song Qing was dull. His eyes swept around him, and he did see the alchemists idly standing to the side. None of them revealed any enmity to Xiao Yan because of Song Qing's words.
"All of these old cunning fellows…" Song Qing was helpless in his heart when he saw this. Who could participate in the Pill Gathering and be an ordinary person? It was not an easy task to provoke them into becoming enemies with others.
"The ability of an alchemist does not lie in fighting and killing. If you really have the ability, I will wait for you at the Pill Gathering…" Song Qing would naturally not submit in public. His eyes looked at Xiao Yan while he coldly laughed. Perhaps he was no match for Xiao Yan when it came to fighting strength. However, he was very confident when it came to pill refinement!
At that time, he would let Xiao Yan know that the nonsense five great clan test champion was worthless in his eyes!
Xiao Yan was non-committal to these harsh words of Song Qing. His eyes glanced at the other Elder of the Profound Xuan Sect, who had been pestered by the Earth Demon Puppet to the point of not being able to move. An order was issued from his heart and the Earth Demon Puppet transformed into a silver glow as it returned. After which, it stood beside Xiao Yan without any expression, appearing just like a loyal guard.
The Elder from the Profound Xuan Sect only moved to the old man with the surname Bai after seeing the Earth Demon Puppet withdraw. Both Elders appeared beside Chen Xian, who had been rendered unconscious by Xiao Yan. Their hands touched his arm as they hurriedly probed Chen Xian's injuries.
"Bastard, you have shattered the junior sect leader's veins!"
This probing immediately caused a fury to flash across their eyes. They raised their heads and glared at Xiao Yan like ferocious lions as they roared out.
The veins were the most important channeling path for any Dou Qi practitioner. If any problem occurred to them, it could easily result in one becoming a trash that could not practice Dou Qi. Although there were some high tier medicinal pills that could repair one's veins, they depended on how serious the injury was. Currently, the veins within Chen Xian's body had been completely shattered by Xiao Yan's attack from earlier. The chance of fully recovering from such a serious injury was extremely dim…
Once he lost the support of Dou Qi, Chen Xian would become a useless person!
Song Qing's expression also changed slightly when he heard the roar of the old man. He did not expect Xiao Yan to attack so ruthlessly. Becoming a useless person was likely even more difficult for Chen Xian to endure compared to being killed…
Xiao Yan in the air remained expressionless. He did not show the slightest sign of being affected by this. Chen Xian had repeatedly wanted to kill him. If he didn't own many different techniques, it was likely that he would have already become an ice-cold corpse. Since Chen Xian was unable to kill him, Chen Xian should learn some of the consequences that he needed to deal with when he felt the desire to kill…
"Things have already become like this and no one can restore the situation. The breaking of veins is not completely without any cure. You can perhaps ask for help from the Pill Tower after this is over. They might be able to cure him." Cao Ying finally stepped forward with gentle footsteps while everyone was silent. Her crisp, soft voice caused one to feel the impulse of being smitten.
The two Elders from the Profound Xuan Sect gradually calmed down when they heard Cao Ying opened her mouth. With the strength of the two of them, they were unable to stop Xiao Yan, who had the help of the Earth Demon Puppet. Currently, they needed to find all means available to heal Chen Xian. Otherwise, the two of them would suffer the fury of the Profound Xuan Sect leader when they returned.
"Regardless of what has happened, the most important thing right now is to obtain the items that we have been tasked to find and pass this selection." Cao Ying's pretty eyes paused on the skinny figure in the sky before she sweetly smiled. She said, "May I know if mister Xiao Yan is interested? If everyone is together, we will be more confident in defeating that fierce beast."
The expression of Song Qing by the side changed when he heard Cao Ying open her mouth to invite Xiao Yan. He softly said, "Currently, Xiao Yan has offended the Profound Xuan Sect. If we invite him, it is likely that we will offend Chen Xian's group."
Cao Ying faintly smiled. She ignored Song Qing's words as her pretty eyes stared at Xiao Yan.
Xiao Yan's eyes swept over the lovely body of this enchanting beauty. However, he shook his head and said, "Thank you for the invitation Miss Cao Ying. However, I am used to roaming around alone, and I do not like to form groups. Therefore, I'm sorry."
Xiao Yan's body had just moved after his voice sounded when he sensed an unusual gaze sweeping over his body. Under this sweeping gaze, the pores all over Xiao Yan's body felt an impulse to flee.
This change caused Xiao Yan's heart to abruptly tremble. His eyes swept around the area below without leaving a trace, but he managed to gain nothing from it…
"Could it be an illusion?"
Xiao Yan slightly frowned. He was just about to withdraw his roaming gaze when his eyes suddenly narrowed!
The spot where Xiao Yan's eyes had focused was on the edge of the hill. There was a black-clothed man standing with his hands behind him. The corner of this man's mouth was slowly lifted into a strange smile after having sensed Xiao Yan's gaze.
Xiao Yan's eyes narrowed even more when the corner of that mouth revealed a strange smile. This mysterious black-clothed person gave him a feeling of pressure. Such a feeling was something that he had only sensed from some elite Dou Zuns…
"This Pill Gathering is indeed a place filled with hidden experts. It is unexpected that there is such a powerful existence…"
Xiao Yan's heart involuntarily sank when he sensed the great strength of this mysterious, black-clothed person. With this fellow around, it would not be easy for him to snatch away the champion spot.
While Xiao Yan was absent-minded because of the unusual, black-clothed man, Cao Ying below had raised her eyebrows because of his rejection. She grit her teeth. This fellow seemed to never give her any face…
Song Qing by the side sighed in relief at this moment. He hurriedly said, "Forget it. Ying-er, since he doesn't know what is good for him, you should also not use your good intentions to meet his cold-self. When he ends up suffering a loss, he will naturally come and beg us to cooperate…"
Cao Ying involuntarily curled her mouth after hearing Song Qing's words. From the abilities Xiao Yan had displayed earlier, there was hardly anyone present who could surpass him. He might really be able to confidently obtain the task items by himself.
"The matter today shall end here. Goodbye."
Xiao Yan ignored the conversation between the two. His eyes took a deep look at the mysterious, black-clothed man. After which, he cupped his hands toward Cao Ying's group before turning around and leaving. Due to the black-clothed man, he did not wish to stay in this place for long because he sensed a faint uneasiness from that person.
This kind of feeling was extremely, vague but it was just like a thorn that hung over Xiao Yan's heart. This caused him to involuntarily become more cautious.
Xiao Yan waved his hand after his words sounded, and he returned the Earth Demon Puppet to his Storage Ring. After which, he rushed toward the Ten Thousand Medicinal Mountain Range.
"Brat, do you wish to simply leave after injuring someone!"
That two Elders from the Profound Xuan Sect immediately became furious upon seeing Xiao Yan turn to leave. They rose to the sky together and rushed toward Xiao Yan with killing auras all over their bodies.
Xiao Yan ignored these two Profound Xuan Sect's Elders, who were descended furious. A silver glow flashed under his feet. After which, a thunderous roar resounded over the hill. All one could see was a couple of afterimages in the sky. Xiao Yan's figure instantly disappeared from the gazes of everyone on the hill.
The two Elders from the Profound Xuan Sect leaped in fury as they saw Xiao Yan disappeared within the blink of an eye. They continued to utter various curses.
That black-clothed man at the edge of the hill watched the spot Xiao Yan had disappeared to. The corner of his mouth was lifted into a strange smile. A soft mumble was quietly released, accompanied by a dark chillness.
"Xiao Yan… you won't be able to escape…"